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Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.

NOTES  100–109



100. Year of Meteors, 1859 ’60

First published in “Drum Taps,” 1865.

101. A Broadway Pageant

RECEPTION JAPANESE EMBASSY, JUNE, 1860.
First published in “Drum Taps,” 1865.

  l. 1  Drum Taps reads

“Over sea, hither from Niphon,
Courteous, the Princes of Asia, swart-cheek’d princes,
First-comers, guests, two-sworded princes,
Lesson-giving princes, leaning back in their open barouches, bare-headed, impassive,
This day they ride through Manhattan.”

  l. 7  Drum Taps. For “Nobles” reads “Princes.”

  l. 10  Drum Taps. For “her” reads “its.”

  l. 27  Drum Taps. After line 27 reads “The land of Paradise—land of Caucasus—the nest of birth.”

  l. 35  “from his island” added in 1870.

  l. 36  1870 reads “the whole Asiatic continent,” etc.

  l. 39  “eastern” added in 1870.

  l. 47  Drum Taps reads “the ecstatic person—the divine Buddha,” etc.

  l. 65  Drum Taps. For “renew’d” reads “resumed.”

  l. 69  Drum Taps. For “nobles” reads “princes.”

102. Thought

First published in 1867.

103. There was a Child went Forth

First published in 1855. In edition of 1856 under title of “Poem of the Child That Went Forth, and Always Goes Forth, Forever and Forever.”

  l. 2  1855 ’56 ’60. After “look’d upon” read “and received with wonder, pity, love, or dread,” etc.

  l. 6  1855 ’56. For “Third-month” read “March born.”

  l. 10  1855 ’56. For “Fourth-month and Fifth-month” read “April and May.”

  l. 21  1855 ’56 ’60 read “they and of them became part of him.”

  l. 32  1855 ’56. For “heavy-plank’d” read “tiered.”

  l. 39  1855 ’56 add “And these become part of him or her peruses them now.” 1860 reads “And these become part of him or her peruses them here.”

104. Longings for Home

First published in 1860.

105. You Felons on Trial in Courts

First published in 1860. See “O Bitter Sprig! Confession Sprig!”

  l. 3  “too” added in 1867.

  l. 7  1860 ’67 read “O culpable! O traitor!”

106. To a Common Prostitute

First published in 1860.

107. I was Looking a Long While

First published in 1860.

  l. 1  “a clue to” added in 1870.

  l. 5  1856 ’60 read “It is in Democracy, in this America, the old world also.”

  l. 7  “in” added in 1870.

  l. 8  “in” added in 1870.

108. To a President

First published in 1860.

109. To The States

TO IDENTIFY THE 16TH, 17TH, OR 18TH PRESIDENTIAD.
First published in 1860.

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